Early Orthodontic Treatment
A practical approach keeping little problems from becoming big ones.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children to have an orthodontic exam at age 7. This is when permanent teeth begin to erupt and some children already have orthodontic problems. Left untreated, they can be more difficult, time-consuming and expensive to treat later in life… or may cause significant dental or growth problems.
Phase I Treatment
Some children exhibit early signs of teeth and bite problems that should be corrected early. Early orthodontic treatment at age 6-9 is designed to guide and enhance your child`s own natural growth before problems are firmly set.
Having treated more than 10,000 patients, Dr. Walker is a capable and dedicated orthodontic specialist. In addition to his skill and advanced care, Dr. Walker provides the personal attention and caring heart that make visiting the orthodontist comfortable and fun.
For more information about early interceptive orthodontic treatment and to discover your child’s beautiful, confident smile, call Dr. Walker today!
Young children can face many dental development problems.
Just one crooked tooth can throw off the bite and cause functional problems as children grow older. These problems include gum disease, cavities and speech disorders. Dr. Walker will conduct a comprehensive exam to check for these and other disorders:
- Overbite and underbite
- Severe crowding
- Finger or thumb sucking
- Tongue thrusting
- Crossbite of front and back teeth
- Eruption problems and space management
- Facial aesthetic problems
Dr. Walker is a capable and dedicated orthodontic specialist. In addition to his skill and advanced care, Dr. Walker provides the personal attention and caring heart that make visiting the orthodontist comfortable and fun.